2008-03-26

Nexxus unveils AC LED floodlight using Acriche emitters

Nexxus Lighting has introduced what it claims is the industry's first LED floodlight for general illumination that operates directly from line voltage.  The SV Lighting business unit of Nexxus Lighting has introduced what it describes as the industry’s first LED floodlight for general illumination that operates on direct line voltage, without the need for an internal or external power supply.  
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2008-03-26

Columbia professor Neumark takes on electronics industry over LED and laser patents

US International Trade Commission institutes Section 337 investigation on certain short-wavelength LEDs, laser diodes and products containing same.
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2008-03-26

Bright LED sampling LED street lamps for customers in SE Asia

Bright LED Electronics is sampling its LED street lamps with customers in Southeast Asia, including Thailand and Vietnam, and the company expects to receive orders in the second quarter of this year.Bright LED expects to receive orders of 1,000 LED street lamps with a 30~100lm/W light efficiency from Thailand in the second quarter, and the company expects to receive orders for about 10,000 units to Thailand overall.
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2008-03-26

DDP's LED Lighting Assembly Reduces Power Consumption in High Temperature Medical Equipment

DDP, a leader in engineered LED solutions, has developed a low-profile LED light source that provides task lighting in a surgical fluid and blanket warmer designed to keep these materials at a consistent temperature. Engineered to withstand a maximum ambient temperature of 200°F, DDP's LED assembly reduces the fluid warmer's power consumption and enables better thermal control by eliminating problematic temperature spikes, caused by excess heat from the halogen bulb.
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2008-03-25

Adjustable TFT Bias Power Supply for TFT-LCDs & LED Driver in a 4x4mm QFN

Linear Technology announces the LTC3524, an integrated BIAS and white LED power converter solution for small to medium sized (3" to 7") thin film transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) panels. The device operates from an input voltage range of 2.5V to 6V, enabling it to accommodate multicell alkaline/NiMH batteries as well as single cell Li-Ion. Each low noise output of the TFT converter is fully adjustable enabling it to power a wide array of LCD panels.
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2008-03-25

Flashing LED Solar-Powered Safety Bike Lighting Provides Visibility in Nighttime Outdoor Activities

LEDtronics® announces its latest solar-powered LED safety light for outdoor evening activities, such as bicycling, walking, jogging and inline skating. Now any outdoorsman can carry an extra measure of security into the backcountry or when battling for a spot on the concrete jungle, with a new compact and lightweight Flashing LED Solar-Powered Safety Bike Light.
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2008-03-25

LED headlamps win red dot

The world's first energy saving full LED headlamp has just won its developers a "red dot" award. Developed by Automotive Lighting Reutlingen for the Audi R8, the lamp includes 24 closely spaced white LEDs with a colour temperature of about 6000 deg K, close to the quality of daylight. The LEDs are used to realise all the lighting functions: low beam, high beam, turn signal, daytime running light and position light.
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2008-03-25

New Miniature SMD LED's from Dominant Semicondutor

DOMINANT is now offering a new series of miniature SMD LED. These Mini DomiLED devices are designed to provide compact, high-power solutions for automotive and industrial applications. Devices are available in complete color portfolio, typical wavelengths ranges from 470nm to 632nm, providing exceptionally bright illumination at 20mA. Mini DomiLED chips options include AlInGaP, InGaN and InGaN White technology that offered up to 1125mcd.
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2008-03-24

LED patent dispute could block Blu-ray, cellphone imports

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) has begun an investigation into a list of companies that reads like a Who's Who in the modern electronics industry. At issue is whether or not the companies in question have infringed upon a series of patents held by Dr. Gertrude Neumark Rothschild.
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2008-03-21

Watchfire Signs Unveils Higher Resolution 16mm Color LED Sign

Watchfire Signs,  the most reliable LED sign manufacturer in the business with unique loyalty to its sign company customers, will unveil to the industry its new 16mm color LED sign with XVS video capability offered as a standard feature at the International Sign Expo, March 27-29, in Orlando, Fla. The new sign will be displayed at the Watchfire booth #1614.
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2008-03-21

Asian HB-LED Manufacturers Snapping Up Veeco MOCVD Systems

Veeco Instruments Inc, announced today that an additional four of its TurboDisc(R) K465(TM) gallium nitride (GaN) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) Systems have been accepted by high brightness light emitting diode (HB-LED) manufacturers located throughout Asia.
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2008-03-21

ITC to hear complaint about LED / LD patent infringements

The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to hear a case filed by a former Columbia University professor with a 50-year engineering career, Gertrude Neumark Rothschild, who has accused 34 companies including Nokia, Sony, Motorola, and Samsung of infringing her patents for LEDs and laser diodes. The Emeritus Professor seeks to block the importation into the U.S. of a wide array of consumer electronics products manufactured by the companies that she claims infringe her patent.
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2008-03-20

Kelowna "goes green" with solar-powered LED lighting

Carmanah Technologies is working with the City of Kelowna in British Columbia, Canada to equip the community's parks, paths and other public spaces with solar-powered LED lighting technology. 
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2008-03-20

CPT reportedly to supply LED notebook panels to Dell and HP

According to the Chinese-language Commercial Times, Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) reportedly has seen its LED notebook panels enter the supply chains of Dell and Hewlett Packard (HP).CPT declined to comment, citing client confidentiality, the paper said. But the maker said it had been in talks with clients over the supply of LED notebook panels, which were now being validated, the paper added.
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2008-03-20

LED (light- emitting diodes) leaders light up Toronto's Exhibition Place with energy efficient technology event

In partnership with the Toronto Atmospheric Fund, greenTbiz will host Toronto's first LEDiscovery event on March 25-26th, 2008 as a part of the LightSavers program. What: LEDiscovery When: March 25th (4:00 pm to 8:00 pm) and 26th, (8:00 am            to 5:00pm) 2008 Where: Salon 107, Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place             (inside Hall B entrance), 100 Princes' Blvd., Toronto
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2008-03-20

LED measurement made faster and more affordable

Pro-Lite Technology has released an LED measurement system that stands out as being both highly affordable as well as quick and easy to use.
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2008-03-20

Luminus broadens its LED future

Luminus' John Langevin talks about pocket projectors, the company's $72 million round, and an eventual initial public offering.
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2008-03-19

LED company aims to improve TVs, gets $72 million

Luminus Devices, a company that wants to change the lighting systems in digital TVs and in buildings, has raised $72 million in its latest round of funding.
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2008-03-19

LED Modules offer optimal brightness and visibility

Available with 6 or 9 LEDs, Meteorlite® X-Series High Intensity LED Modules are capable of up to 19 built-in selectable flash patterns including simultaneous or alternating flashing with amber, blue, clear, and red LEDs. Weather-resistant modules are epoxy encapsulated for interior and exterior use and meet SAE and CA Title 13 requirements. Six-LED Model SYLEDX06 draws 0.70 A, while 9-LED Model SYLEDX09 draws 1.05 A.
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2008-03-19

AMS Technologies Agrees on Distribution of High Power LED for All EC Countries

AMS Technologies AG, a Pan-European distributor of high-tech components and systems, and Enfis Ltd., a British manufacturer of semiconductor based light source modules and systems, have signed a distribution agreement for all EC countries.The agreement comprises intelligent, high-power light emitting diodes (LED) arrays and smart light engines across a wide range of wavelengths.
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2008-03-19

Charge Pump Drives up to Six LEDs

Catalyst Semiconductor, Inc. introduced the CAT3637 fractional charge pump LED drivers which address the requirements for high-efficiency and easy LED programming in portable devices.
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2008-03-18

Hella Marine's LED floodlight

Hella Marine's LED deck floodlight is not just an ordinary light; as we all know it is imperative to have a clear view of what lies ahead in rough waters to prevent injury or boat damage.  Each of the completely sealed and resilient "fit and forget" lamp is excellent for vessels subject to high vibrations, impact and shock loads.  Using LED technology and offering close range illumination, it recently won SAIL magazine's Pittman Innovation Award.
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2008-03-18

Zumtobel Group forms single LED organisation

The Zumtobel Group hopes that concentrating its existing LED activities, including TridonicAtco Optoelectronics, Lexedis Lighting and Ledon Lighting, into a single unit will help achieve dynamic growth. With effect from May 1, the beginning of its 2008/09 financial year, the Zumtobel Group will be concentrating its existing LED activities in a single unit. The Austria-based, billion-Euro lighting company says that this will create a flexible and efficient platform for its planned dynamic growth in the LED sector.
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2008-03-18

Light-diffusing plastic compounds enable new LED technology

When Visteon, a leading global automotive supplier, needed a light emitting diode (LED) lighting solution for the interior of the Ford Motor Co.’s 2007 Ford Edge cross-over SUV, it specified the latest LED technology from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors that utilizes RTP Company’s (Winona, Minn.) light-diffusing plastic compounds.
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2008-03-18

Big Money for LEDs

Luminus Devices, a light-emitting diode (LED) maker, said Monday that it closed a $72 million round of financing and that it will use the capital to expand into new lighting markets. The Billerica, Massachusetts, company traditionally focused on light sources for the TV and display industry. But now the company intends to broaden into general commercial and consumer lighting and specialty applications such as medical, entertainment, and security.
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2008-03-17

Dialight is First to Supply LEDs for Illumination on Drilling Rigs

In the first installation of its kind, Dialight Corporation's new LED-based SafeSite illumination fixture has been successfully retrofitted on a drilling rig of a major oil and natural gas producer, providing improved safety and decreased maintenance and energy costs.
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2008-03-17

LED driver with inductive boost ready for sampling

An LED driver with inductive boost capabilities, giving system architects additional design options for backlighting applications, has started sampling from Exar Corp. Housed in a 2.9mm x 2.8mm SOT23-6 package, the SP6699 is suitable for small display/keypad LED lighting applications found in handheld portable devices such as PDAs, cellphones and data collection devices The SP6699 integrates a schottky diode (a switch boost regulator), and is capable of driving up to five series LEDs with four external components.
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2008-03-17

Newest Catalyst Quad-Mode LED Driver Offers 10% Higher Efficiency And Easy Interface Control For Portable Device Backlighting

Catalyst Semiconductor, Inc. a supplier of analog, mixed-signal and non-volatile memory semiconductors, has expanded its line of patented Quad-Mode fractional charge pump LED drivers with a new device optimized for portable products. The new CAT3637 addresses the requirements for high-efficiency and easy LED programming in these products, with 10 percent higher efficiency (compared to three-mode charge pumps) and a simple, 1-wire EZDim interface control.
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2008-03-17

533 series LED panel indicator available from Aerospace & Defence Product

533 series available from Aerospace & Defence Products is a 12.7mm mounting, professional LED panel indicator featuring a high intensity LED element in a range of colours. Internal circuitry includes a reverse protection diode as standard and operates over a wide voltage range. Termination is achieved by standard solder/crimp tags.
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2008-03-14

Fractional charge pump boosts LED drive efficiency

The CAT3637 is optimised for applications with one bank of five or six identical LED channels, a typical configuration for larger LED screen portable productsCatalyst Semiconductor has expanded its line of patented Quad-Mode fractional charge pump LED drivers with a new device optimised for portable products. The new CAT3637 addresses the requirements for high-efficiency and easy LED programming in these products, with 10% higher efficiency (compared with three-mode charge pumps) and a simple, 1-wire EZDim interface control.
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Lumileds introduced the LUXEON MX, a multi-die emitter that delivers industry leading efficiency and flux for outdoor fixtures and high bay lighting applications. Lighting fixtures benefit from the emitter’s 1,200 lumen, 150 lm/W ef... READ MORE

The trading portfolio of IMM Photonics has been expanded in the segment Fabry-Perot laser diodes to include a 830 nanometer (nm) version by the Japanese manufacturer QD-Laser.

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